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The wages of destruction : the making and breaking of the Nazi economy

Author: Adam Tooze
Publisher: London ; New York : Allen Lane, 2006.
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"Adam Tooze has written the first new account of the Second World War in a generation. He does this by placing economics alongside race and politics at the heart of the story. An intuitive understanding of global economic realities was fundamental to Hitler's worldview. He understood that Germany's relative poverty in 1933 was the result not just of the Great Depression but also of its limited territory and natural  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tooze, J. Adam.
Wages of destruction.
London ; New York : Allen Lane, 2006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Tooze
ISBN: 0713995661 9780713995664
OCLC Number: 64313370
Awards: Winner of Wolfson Literary Award for History 2006
Winner of Longman/History Today Book of the Year Award 2006
Description: xxvii, 799 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "Every worker his work" --
Breaking away --
Partners : the regime and German business --
Volksgemeinschaft on a budget --
Saving the peasants --
1936 : four years to war --
Into the danger zone --
1939 : nothing to gain by waiting --
Going for broke : the first winter of war --
Victory in the West --
Sieg im Westen --
Britain and America : Hitler's strategic dilemma --
Preparing for two wars on once --
The grand strategy of racial war --
December 1941 : turning point --
Labour, food and genocide --
Albert Speer : "miracle man" --
No room for doubt --
Disintegration --
The end.
Responsibility: Adam Tooze.
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Provides information on how Hitler's Nazi empire really functioned. This book states that there was no aspect of Nazi power untouched by economics, it was Hitler's obsession and the reason the Nazis  Read more...


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